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The rest of Strasbourg in photos

…Starting around Strasbourg Cathedral and ending in Place Contades (a park) which is near to where we had parked.

The Cathedral peaking over buildings. Did you know it was the world’s tallest building from 1647 to 1874?

I love all the old roofs leaning into each other.

089Vilay took photo above.

Place Kléber is redone every single year. This year there is a new fountain that was installed (shown above). I don’t know if it is permanent or not but it does look as if it is. There was a problem with the water system and that is the reason the water is dark green…Yuck.

0901Vilay took photo above.

Place Kléber, again. When we lived in Strasbourg, we spent alot of time here. There is usually something going on or interesting people to watch.

094Vilay took photo above.

A new shopping space in Place Kléber. It is very open and modern. A big improvement to what was there before.

097Vilay took photo above.

Place de la République.

The Préfecture (court house) is located here. This is where we went to get my titre de séjour while I lived in France. Needless to say, we spent alot of time there too. ;)

098Vilay took photo above.

Another photo of Place de la République.




Place Contades was a favorite park of my youngest girls when they were little. We have beautiful memories from here as well. Strasbourg is still home to me.

I miss all the flowers in Alsace. The flowers are so colorful and charming.  However, I am happy to be home here in the Jura with all the cows, horses and mountains.  I love Strasbourg but not enough to leave the life I have found here in our tiny village.

On May 25th, 2007, I made my last post from France before we moved to Switzerland.  Can you believe it has already been two years?   We didn’t have an internet connection until July (long story) so it wasn’t until that month that I was able to take you all along for the first time on one our walks in the mountains.  

Now, you can find two years worth of walks in the Jura on this blog.  :)

Two years down and three more to go for the C Permit.  Oh and then we only have to wait another seven years to ask for the Swiss citizenship!  If one day my three youngest children become Swiss they will have three passports each!

One American, one French and one Swiss…all real.  

Can’t get more international than that.


You MUST visit Shaun’s blog, Pictures and Perspectives, because if you don’t you are missing some of the best photos taken in Switzerland.  Seriously.  Go.

Have a great Friday everyone!!!


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  • expatraveler May 29, 2009, 1:49 am

    Great photos. I’ve been thinking about you and dreaming of a visit to this area and to Switzerland… Oh I miss it, especially when you see such beauty of spring and summer and happiness! :) 2 years flies by!

  • Shaun May 29, 2009, 8:27 am

    Nice post and pictures. I really enjoyed them.

    Thank you for the reference to my blog. I appreciate it. I do think however that it should be said that your blog was one of the reasons I even started and I visit here quite alot. I find the posts sincere and endearing and found your blog when we were trying to find our way around Switzerland, so it helped alot in terms of the “issues” we were faced with – mostly the emotional. I admire the honesty in the posting and the frankness which I am not able to do so I try in other ways. Your phrase “people are people the world over” is very true and your blog made me realise this more than ever. I will continue reading… as long as your keep posting…

    • Pumpkin June 1, 2009, 12:17 pm

      I think that your blog comes across in an honest way. I enjoy reading about your view of Switzerland as well. You have some posts that are informative as well which I have slipped away from. I need to start doing those again and it is you that inspired me to try. :)

  • anne May 29, 2009, 5:49 pm

    Beautiful photos, such a lovely city. I have got such a long “to see” list, but the more I read about Strasbourg, the more I want to visit!!

    I never knew you had lived there :-)

  • Leesa May 29, 2009, 9:47 pm

    Hi there!

    Anne just sent me your blog and we’re going to Strasbourg tomorrow thru Monday night!! Can’t wait.. This will be my 3rd time and I am DEFIN. “in love” with this charming city!!! I will post my pics eventually on my travel blog, so I’ll let you know when I have them up…. Otherwise, you can check my archives from Oct/Nov and Dec (Christmas market)… Take care, Leesa

    • Pumpkin June 1, 2009, 12:19 pm

      Thank you for stopping by. I would love to know when you have your photos of Strasbourg up. If you dig into my archives you will find over two years worth of Strasbourg post full of photos. It is a great city.

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